"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Friday, July 9, 2010

NEURO-NUTRITION: Discover How to Keep Your Mind & Body Sharp & Nimble

[continued from the Last Post.]


These drinks contain an immense amount of processed sugar, a regular high intake of which can lead to hypoglycaemia and/or Attention Deficit Disorder. The latter is an affliction that has struck numerous children who are inherently bright, but unable to maintain concentration in the classroom.

Water and fresh fruit or vegetable drinks are a desirable alternative to sodapops.


Smoking interferes with the supply of oxygen to the brain, and is injurious to the thinking process.

Alcohol, unless taken in moderation, ravages the brain cells.

Both smoking and alcohol impede the immune system. Keeping dangerous microbes out of the body and destroying those that do get in is the job of the immune system. If it is not allowed to function efficiently, a person’s ability to recally information can be adversely affected.

Cigarettes use up essential nutrients, particularly vitamin C, which is used at the rate of 25 mg per stick.

Nicotine, like alcohol, stimulates adrenalin, so that the two together are a dangerously potent mixture.


Stress equates with distress; neither help to promote prime learning or recall abilities.

Stress raises blood pressure, as the heart and blood vessels react to emotions. When we are constantly stressed, all the systems involved in blood pressure control become overworked.

It is thus very important to learn and to practise stress-release techniques; some of these could be yoga, ta’i chi, aikido, breathing exercises, aerobics, meditation, and so on.

A Positive Mental Attitude is highly recommended!

[Excerpted from 'Unleashing Genius with the World's Most Powerful Learning Systems', by Dilip Mukerjea.]

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